HSE204 - Motor Learning and Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online with significant campus requirements

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343, H353, D324, D333, D394, M320 and E377.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Health-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas may apply for this group of students.




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 x topic modules (delivered online) plus 5 x 1 hour seminars plus 8 x 2 hour practicals.

Scheduled learning activities - online

4 x topic modules (delivered online) plus 5 x 1 hour seminars (delivered online) plus 8 x 2 hour practicals (delivered online).

In-person attendance requirements

Online students only: 1 weekend day of practicals scheduled during trimester. Practicals to be undertaken at Burwood (Melbourne).


This unit provides an introduction to concepts in human motor learning, motor control, motor development and physical growth. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms and fundamental processes underlying the learning of motor skills and to show how motor development is influenced by physical growth. Application of motor learning, motor development and physical growth concepts, to selected aspects of skill acquisition and remediation of skill in work, sport and everyday living are considered.

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